Packet writing software for Mac? (CD-RW)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by d-fi, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. d-fi macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2004
    Calgary, Canada
    I've only been using a mac for a little while but i was wondering if their is any packet writing software for the mac that is compatible with a PC?

    It would be great if i could use a cd-rw like a floppy disk from both types of computers (PC or Mac). Now at school i only have a small amount of network harddrive space. So i can't, for example, dowload the new OS X 10.3.3 update (on the faster uni connection) to my network drive then burn it to a CD.

    But if i have a CD-RW disk i can format it for packet writing at school then download things directly to the CD-RW (obviously the OS saves the file to a temp directory on the local computer then burns) So this removes the problem of not having enough space on my network space that i'm alowed to read and write to.

    When i bring the disk home the mac can read it which is cool but what i would like to do is to be able to write to that same disk to take files the other (to school). The other thing that would be nice is to be able to format disks on my computer at home because the university computers take about 30 minutes to format a disk for packet writing (older burners)

    are their any sofware solutions out their that might be able to help with this problem?

    Thanks for your time :)
  2. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2002
    Sounds like you're talking about Mt. Rainer technology, which is using a CD
    -RW like a floppy. That's a hardware issue; you'd have to buy a Yamaha burner (I think they're the company that owns Mt. Rainer).

    If you're just talking about burning a session on a CD, Toast Titanium can do that. Why don't you just erase the CD-RW after ferrying your files?
  3. ibookin' macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    I know for a fact that Lite-on and Samsung have Mt. Ranier support, and I'm sure many more do.

    As for the software, I'm not sure myself. Never had to use it, personally. I figure that CD-Rs are so cheap I might as well just use them and let the city recycle them.

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